The Vision Council would like to alert members that Chinese-origin spectacle lenses, spectacle frames, sunglasses, reading glasses, eyeglasses, safety glasses, goggles and many low vision devices will be subject to an additional 10 percent tariff starting Sept. 1, 2019 and Dec. 15, 2019.
Earlier today, the Trump administration set forth two sub-... Read More »
New at Vision Expo West 2019, The Vision Council will be hosting a meeting for all members—Insights: An All Member Session—prior to individual Division meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
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Join us for a light breakfast and updates from The Vision Council's VisionWatch research, government and regulatory... Read More »
The Vision Council will host a series of member meetings and events during Vision Expo West 2019. Click here to view the full schedule.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z80 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Ophthalmic Optics is honored to be selected as the host organization for the fall 2019 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC172/SC7 Ophthalmic Optics and Instruments meeting. The standards process serves as the critical... Read More »
President Trump Tweeted today his intention to subject the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports to a 10 percent tariff as of Sept. 1, 2019. According to the Tweet, the increased tariffs are the result of China's failure to purchase large quantities of U.S. agricultural products and its inability to stop the flow of Chinese-origin Fentanyl... Read More »
The Vision Council's Sunglass & Reader Division (SRD) invites all Division members to attend its annual happy hour at Vision Expo West. Please join us to network with fellow members, and enjoy an open bar and light hors d'oeuvres.
Date: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019Time: 5:30p.m.–7:30p.m.Place: The Bouchon, located on the 10th floor of the Venezia... Read More »
Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2019 Lab Division Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The Vision Council is pleased to announce the Lab Division's Directors' Choice Award recipient and the industry veterans who have been selected to be inducted into the Lab Division Hall of Fame for 2019.
The Division has named Steve Sutherlin, The Vision... Read More »
Last week, Think About Your Eyes participated in Fuel Up to Play 60's Student Ambassador Summit. FUTP60, a result of a partnership between the National Dairy Council and the NFL, encourages today's youth to develop healthy habits around diet and exercise. The Student Ambassador Summit brought 250 middle and high school students and 150 faculty... Read More »
Update: National Sunglasses Day 2019 Garnered More than 1.2 Billion Impressions
The final results from National Sunglasses Day 2019 are in! Due to its efforts, The Vision Council garnered more than 1.2 billion online, social media and broadcast consumer media impressions for National Sunglasses Day, with one of the official campaign hashtags #... Read More »
The Vision Council's market research team hosted an informational session yesterday, Wednesday, July 10, to delve into the restatement of VisionWatch's online eyeglasses sales, retailer eyeglasses sales and AR lens sales topline datapoints from 2013–2018. Thank you to all who participated and contributed.
To hear the full conversation, please... Read More »